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The writings of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (RSRH) deeply resonate with many people today, as they have since the time he penned them in the middle of the nineteenth century, using them to recreate a community of modern, Torah-faithful Jews in Frankfurt that had all but disappeared. Many find that, ironically, his words seem more suited for our times than when he composed them. He stands almost alone among commentators in dealing with many themes of modernity: cultrual evolution; our relationships with non-Jews; the Jewish mission to the rest of civilization; freedom of the will versus determinism; autonomy and totalitarianism; understanding the impact of paganism on the ancient world. Of course, his treatment of symbolism.

Each week, we will present some thought of RSRH on the parshah. Most will be taken from his great commentary on the Torah. Recognizing that his language is often a barrier to students, we will take his thought and completely retool and reframe it. We hope that the kernel thought will be faithful to him, while the development will remain the responsibility of the author.

We hope that these offerings will prove to be an inspiring and enlightening weekly foray into the rich world of the contribution of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.

If you'd like, you can see the list of all archived Rav Hirsch articles on the Parsha, or the index to all archived Torah Portion articles.




 






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No Regrets
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Clothing Alone Do Not Make the Man
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759

You Threw it Out?!
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

> Removing the Shackles
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763

The Blessing of Blessing
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5765

It's Never Too Late
Rabbi Moshe Peretz Gilden - 5764

Looking for a Chavrusah?

How About Them Apples?
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

Such Is The Power of Cynicism
- 5768

Trailblazing
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Oh Brother!
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766

The Tragic Flaw of Brother Esau
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

We Have No 'Rights'
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5760

ArtScroll

The Search for Blessings
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

Fear of Parents and Fear of G-d
Rabbi Chaim Ozer Shulman - 5756

Yitzchak Prayed...For She Was Barren: Baal HaTurim Notes Inverted Structure
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Who Cares About The Scoffers of the Generation?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765



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